Jebel Al-Haruj: Biggest volcanic field in Libya with heritage and economic value

Mustafa J. Salem.

Tripoli, June 2014:

Al-Haruj Al-Aswad or the Black Haruj and Al-Haruj Al-Abyad (the White Haruj) represent the largest volcanic field in Libya. Covering an area of over 40,000 square kilomeres in central Libya (Figure 2), it is not only an interesting area for volcanologists, geologists and adventure travellers but also – and has been since time immemorial – a valuable territory for people living in the nearby oases, such as Zallah, Hun, Soknah, Waddan (all in the Jufrah area), Al-Fugaha and even as far as Temessah in . . .

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